Daily Archives: June 14, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Topps Triple Threads – Onyx #d To 50 Copies

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 Topps Triple Threads – Onyx #d To 50 Copies

I don’t have too many serial numbered cards of Giancarlo Stanton in my collection.  It is not for lack of wanting them, but they seem to carry a bigger price tag than what I would prefer to pay for a single baseball card and I also seem to have some competition when it comes to bids on many of them as well.

But, every dog has his day.

And I scored a pretty sweet card of Stanton from the 2013 Topps Triple Threads set – and I had no bidders competing with me as I was the lone bidder and winner.

This card is the ‘Onyx’ version of the card from the Triple Threads set.  There are only 50 of the ‘Onyx’ cards made.  Mine is serial numbered as 08/50.

Have a look:



If I can snag a few more beauties like this one, I will be well on my way to stacking up some serious Stantons for the PC.

1975 Topps Set Card 150/660 – #110 – Wilbur Wood, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 150/660 – #110 – Wilbur Wood, White Sox

Progress: 150/660

Player Name:  Wilbur Wood

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  17 seasons, 1961-65, 1967-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  In 1975, Wilbur Wood started in a league high 43 games for the White Sox.  He finished the season with a 16-20 record with 14 complete games and 2 shutouts.  Wood had an ERA of 4.11 in 291+ innings of work.  He stuck out 140 batters in those 291 innings while also allowing a league high 133 runs.

Notes From Career:  Over his 17-year career, Wilbur Wood appeared in 651 games.  He has a lifetime record of 164-156 with 114 complete games, 24 shutouts, and 57 saves.  Wood was a 3-time All-Star selection as a member of the White Sox.   In 17 seasons, he never appeared in the postseason.


1975 Topps Set Card 149/660 – #547 – Von Joshua, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 149/660 – #547 – Von Joshua, Dodgers

Progress: 149/660

Player Name:  Von Joshua

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  10 seasons, 1969-71, 1973-77, 1979-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  While pictured with the Dodgers on his 1975 Topps baseball card, Von Joshua was actually a member of the Giants.  With the Giants, Joshua hit .318 in 129 games.  He connected for a career high 161 hits with 25 doubles, 10 triples, and 7 home runs.  He also stole a career high 20 bases in ’75.

Notes From Career:  Joshua played for four different clubs during his 10-year big league career.  He is a career .273 hitter with 610 hits to his credit.  Joshua scored 277 runs in the 822 games in which he played in.  He also stole 55 bases and connected for 30 career home runs.  Joshua played in the 1974 World Series as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers who ultimately lost to the Oakland A’s.


Did You Know…

The first major league player to be born in Puerto Rico was Hiram Bithorn.  Bithorn made his debut with the Chicago Cubs on April 15, 1942.

hiram bithorn


Miami Marlins 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Team Set

Miami Marlins 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Team Set

I have been a big fan of this issue since it came out.

And when it did debut, I immediately began working on hauling in all of the Andre Dawson, Jim Palmer, and Fergie Jenkins cards from the set that I could find.

I even nabbed two of the three cards that feature Giancarlo Stanton.

But, it is just now that I picked up the Marlins team set.  I guess that I absent mindedly missed it.

But, now it is mine, and it features some pretty solid Marlins royalty.

Have a look:



Just 4 cards in this team set, but certainly four players that have all impacted this franchise immensely.

A very cool addition to my Marlins team set collection!!